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Marine Street, San Diego, CA

  • Tide: Any but a super high tide
  • Wind: East
  • Swell: Something with West in it between 3’ to 8’
  • Notes: Big swells tend to wash through. Attitude, serious waves, serious crowds and serious injuries.

Break Information

Definitely a storied break complete with locals, serious waves and serious injuries. Marine Street Beach is small and steep, leading to a wicked shore pound. Outside sets can provide occasional long soft shoulders leading into thick close-out tubes onto dry sand. When it’s smallish the take off can be handled without wearing fins in waist deep water. Head high or over it’s fins required. Regardless of the size, sand filled body scraping barrels are generally guaranteed. Often a healthy dose of kelp entanglement accompanies. Spongers rule the spot as do soft-top surfboards, and they kill it! If there’s any size, stand up tube rides over dry sand happen.

Marine Street needs a 3’ + swell from the North West, West, or South West to work. When it’s really big it washes though before doubling up on the sand. Not for the inexperienced. Needless to say its small closed-in beach, fickle nature, devastating pound and frothing crowds can make for a frustrating go out. But on the other hand . . .

Information provided by: www.solehandplanes.com

Photo Gallery

Some Photos by: Jake Keville

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